AOC News

Lisa Forrest and John Coates at the launch of Lisa's new book 'Boycott' about the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

The President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates has launched a new book written by former champion swimmer Lisa Forrest on the controversy surrounding the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Mark French

7 March 2007
Australian track cyclist Mark French.

On 24 June 2004, the Australia Olympic Committee, (“AOC”) made certain statements contained within a Media Release published on the AOC Website ( Some of the statements within the media release were factually inaccurate and may have been understood by some readers to be defamatory of Mr Mark French.

NTIS athletes work out at their facilities in Darwin.

This year’s Arafura Games in Darwin have been officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee.

AOC President John Coates

The AOC has announced a large scale immunisation program for Australian athletes competing at next year’s Beijing Olympics.In the coming months about one thousand potential team members will be offered vaccinations for Hepatitis, Typhoid, Polio, Tetanus, Whooping Cough and Diphtheria

Former Australian rugby captain John Eales and former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh look on during the AOC press conference where it was announced that Waugh has been made a member of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team as an Athlete Liason Officer on February 16, 2007 in Sydney.

Cricket great Steve Waugh will be a member of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team accepting a role as an Athlete Liaison Officer (ALO) along with

Australian sprinter Josh Ross and football player Heather Garriock look over some Mileno shoes at the announcement of an agreement between the Australian Olympic Committee and Mileno on February 15, 2007 in Sydney, Australia.

When over 500 Australian athletes march into the Olympic Stadium in Beijing next year they will be wearing shoes designed by Mileno. The Australian Olympic Committee today announced

Lauren Jackson and the Opals celebrate defeating the USA in Canberra in April 2006.

“Increased funding is paramount to our success in Beijing” said Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates. He was speaking after the AOC Executive Board approved a funding increase for the 2008 Games from $29.3 million to $32.7 million.

AOC President John Coates

Australia remains in the top five nations on the medal tally but our performances “dipped” in 2006 as other countries showed dramatic improvement.On the latest statistics based on Olympic benchmark events and world rankings, Australia finished 2006 with 42 medals, 17 gold, 15 silver and 10 bronze.

Helm back in training?

19 January 2007

Retired Olympic ten-metre platform diver Mathew Helm is toying with the idea of a comeback to competitive diving in a bid to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Chairman of the BOA Lord Colin Moyniham and AOC President John Coates sign agreements as the British Olympic Association and Australian Olympic Committee announce a co-operation agreement at the AOC Offices in Sydney.

Australia’s athletes training for the London Games in 2012 will “benefit enormously” from a new partnership between the Australian Olympic